Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Lorraine Elium
    School: NC State University

    Prior to joining our team, she worked as a large animal veterinary technician for three years prior to becoming a small animal technician. She has been with VCA now for 11 years. Some of her current roles include controlling drug policies, compliance with AAHA protocols and equipment maintenance. Her current animal companions include three dogs named Mandolin, Big Bertha and Petit Chou. In her spare time she enjoys kayaking, hiking, restoring her 113 year old home and anything retro/old.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Abriana Johnson
    School: NC State University, Animal Science

    Abriana is a recent graduate of NC State University with a BS in Animal Science and nutrition minor.  Her aspirations include pursuing a Masters of Public Health as well as attending veterinary school.  Abriana's veterinary background largely consists of large animal medicine, but she has joined our team to hone her skills as a small animal technician.  Running a small business and spearheading her public health program, the Equine Health Series, Abriana stays very busy!  In her free time, she like to train and ride her 3 year old Tennessee Walking Horse, Maestro, do arts and crafts and cook.  Her other animal companions include a Dutch Shepard named Nadia Renee and a kitten name AJ.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    JoAnn Sarmiento


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Nazarian Wright
    School: NC A&T University, BS in Laboratory Animal Science

    Nazarian is a recent graduate of NC A&T State University with a B.S. in Laboratory Animal Science. His veterinary background consists mostly of lab animal medicine, but he has joined our team to gain more companion animal experience as a small animal veterinary assistant. Nazarian has interests in trading, fitness and energy healing. He also enjoys weight training, martial arts, meditating, and having fun with loved ones.

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